Australian Academic and Research Libraries (AARL)

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ISSN 0004-8623 (print), 1839-471X (online)

Australian Academic & Research Libraries is the premier research journal of the Australian Library and Information Association. It is a quarterly journal that publishes original, refereed research relevant to the researcher and practitioner communities. AARL is a forum for discussing significant issues of interest to librarianship and related information fields. The Journal aims to showcase theoretical and practice-based research undertaken in, about, and relevant to, Australia and our broader region. AARL invites contributions from authors world-wide, working across the full range of information professions, as well as those in the higher education sector and research libraries.

AARL is abstracted or indexed in Australian education index, Australian library and information science abstracts, APAIS: Australian public affairs information service, Information science abstracts, Library and information science abstracts, and Library literature. All articles appearing in AARL are fully peer-refereed.

How to get a copy of AARL

  • Visit a library which subscribes to AARL to read the journal.
  • Subscription to AARL is offered through Routledge/Taylor and Francis - read more information.
  • If you are an ALIA Institutional Member, there is a generous discount offered on the annual subscription of AARL - read more information about the benefits of this membership.

Green open access

  • ALIA journals are green open access through Routledge/Taylor and Francis.
  • Articles are freely available from 1988 - 2012
  • For current content, authors may post their Author Accepted Manuscript on their institutional repository with zero embargo

Members of the AARL Editorial Board:

  • Dr Paul Genoni, Chair
  • Professor Sheila Corrall
  • Heather Gordon
  • Professor Gary Gorman
  • Cathrine Harboe-Ree
  • Dr John Kennedy
  • Dr Peter Macauley
  • Steve O’Connor
  • Anne-Marie Schwirtlich

Editorial team:

Dr Gaby Haddow

AARL Co-Editor

Dr Mary Anne Kennan 

AARL Co-Editor

Dr David Wells

AARL Book Reviews Editor


AARL publishes reviews of books and other resources of interest to current practitioners in academic and research libraries, and to educators in librarianship.

If you are interested in reviewing titles for AARL, or would like to suggest a title for review, please email the Book Reviews Editor, David Wells. If you have not previously contributed to AARL, please include a brief (maximum one page) c.v. indicating relevant interests and expertise.

Publishing in AARL

Instructions for authors | Manuscripts should be submitted through the Taylor & Francis Editorial Manager site


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